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Mediterranean Diet – why is it so good for us?

We have known for decades that the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of heart attack and other conditions – now we are starting to understand how certain components of the diet work their magic. When it comes to healthier diets, one of them has always had a have-your-cake-and-eat-it feel. For decades, we have been told … Read more

An Apple a Day

Optimum nutrition is the foundation for optimum health according to Bradley McEwen, PhD, MHSc(Hum Nutr), BHSc, Naturopath and Senior Lecturer  at Southern Cross University. Fruit and vegetables are extremely important for a healthy lifestyle as sources of nutrients for optimal health. Fruit and vegetables are important in the reduction of disease risk.  These disease risks … Read more

Beware of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors:  re-emerging safety concerns Prescribed ant-acid medications or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are used for the management of a variety of digestive disorders, including reflux and functional dyspepsia.  Since their introduction in the early 1990s, the use of PPI has increased by more than 1000% in Australia, with over 19 million prescriptions written … Read more